# Windchill

…wind chill numbers to estimate possible wind and temperature factors, and generally become familiar with this sort of interpolation and calculation. Also check out this windchill calculator, which you can use to quickly find the windchill for a given temperature and wind speed. The activity: WindChill.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. WindChill.docx WindChill-solution.pdf CCSS: 5.OA.3, 6.EE.1, 6.EE.2, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4, 8.EE.7, HSA.REI.B.3, HSF.LE.A.1, HSF.LE.A.4, MP.4… 0, 5

# Earth Day, 2017

…of lights and appliances. Students use decimals operations, order of operations, graphing, systems and piecewise functions in this activity to help them think about ways to conserve the energy that they use. 5.NBT.3, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 6.RP.3, 6.EE.1, 6.EE.9, 8.EE.8, HSF.IF.C.7.B, HSA.REI.C.6, HSA.CED.A.2 Recycling Mardi Gras beads – Mardi Gras is a last hoorah and is celebrated throughout the world with feasting, partying, and general indulgence. In New Orleans revelers throw and collect purple,… 0, 5

# Super Bowl ads and scientific notation

…ing scientific notation as they calculate the cost of Super Bowl commercials. After working with these incredible costs, students get to express their opinions about the ads and decide who the marketing was geared towards. The activity: super-bowl-ads2017.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. super-bowl-ads2017.docx super-bowl-ads2017-solution.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.1, 5.NBT.2, 6.EE.2, 8.EE.1, 8.EE.3, 8.EE.4, HSA.SSE.A.1… 0, 4

# Who had the greatest NBA season ever?

…a. How many different ways might your students write the expression: Total Offensive Production = p + (2.1)a + (1.05)r + (1.05)b + (1.05)s + (-1.05)t This is also an excellent time to introduce formula use in Excel to your classes. Enjoy! The Activity: best-NBA-season-ever2016.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc, an Excel file, and solutions. best-NBA-season-ever2016.docx greatest-season-ever2016.xlsx best-NBA-season-ever2016-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.OA.1 , 5.NBT.7 , 6.NS.3 , 6.EE.2 ,… 0, 4

# Fantasy Football

…Youth Fantasy League: https://www.youthfantasyleague.com/ The activity: Fantasy_Football_2014.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and we’ve written solutions and some suggestions. Fantasy_Football_2014 FantasyFootball2014-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.EE.1, 6.EE.2, 7.NS.1, 7.NS.2, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4, HSA.SSE.A.1, HSA.CED.A.4, HSA.CED.A.2, HSA.REI.B.3 If your class is unfamiliar with fantasy football you might consider showing this video that goes through the basics. Check out all current Yummymath… 0, 4

# How much can my DVR record?

…f HD and SD recording time consider having students use this Two Variable Sum Chart to organize their thinking. The activity: DVR-capacity.pdf For members we have Word docs and solutions. DVR-capacity.docx DVR-sum-chart.xlsx DVR-capacity-solutions.pdf Actual recording time (Picture) Great opportunity for a discussion on why student answers might be different than the actual recording time! CCSS: 6.RP, 6.EE, 7.RP, 7.EE, 8.EE.7, 8.EE.8, HSA.CED.A.1, HSA.CED.A.2… 0, 4

# Bits, bytes, and nibbles

…anding how large my device capacities are and how big the files that I want to download are in comparison. I decided to practice with the numbers a bit to try to get a better understanding. Perhaps you and your students need some practice with this as well? Try it out. Bits&Nibbles.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Bits&Nibbles.doc Bits&Nibbles-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.2, 6.EE.1, 6.EE.2, 6.RP, 7.RP, 7.EE, 7.SP, 8.EE.1, HS.modeling, HSN.Q, HSS.CP.9… 0, 4

# Olympic Medal Table

…n lead your class through the discussion with this free movie. You will have to pause the movie between each slide until you are ready to continue the discussion. Or members can use our PowerPoint presentation below. OlympicStandings from YummyMath on Vimeo. For members we have a PowerPoint presentation of the above movie (The PowerPoint is easier to control) and solutions. OlympicStandings.pptx OlympicMedal-solutions.pdf The following CCSS can be addressed: 5.OA.1, 5.OA.2, 6.EE.2, 6.EE.6,… 0, 3

# Who can play in this play area?

…and height restrictions for the play area. So who can play in this play area? What combinations of ages and heights are allowed? How can you clearly and concisely show or represent ages and heights that can can’t play in the play area. The activity: Who-can-play-here.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and teacher considerations with solutions. Who-can-play-here.docx Who-can-play-here-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.NS, 6.EE, 7.EE, 8.EE.8, HSA.REI.D.12, MP4, MP6 Click on image to see larger…. 0, 3

# The longest day

…d for centuries. In this activity, students compare length of daylight to place latitude while studying the correlation, evaluating Excel generated formulas, and appreciating the significance of this date. The activity: June20/21st.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc, solutions, and our Excel sheet of data and charts. June20/21st.doc June20/21st-solutions.pdf latitudes-daylight.xlsx CCSS: 6.EE, 7.NS, 7.EE, 7.SP, 8.EE, 8.F, HSA.APR, HSA.REI… 0, 3

# Thank you, mother and father, for all of those diapers

…The original activity was written by and shared with us by Andy Fehlner, 8th grade algebra teacher in Newton, MA. Thanks for sharing this timely activity with us, Mr. Fehlner! Want to see student work? The Blog: “Teaching Math Rocks” changed the title of the activity for High School students and they have provided student work samples. diapers2016.pdf diapers2016.docx diapers.xlsx diapers2016-solutions.pdf CCSS: 6.EE.9, 7.EE.4, 8.F.2, 8.F.4, 8.EE.8, HS.F-IF.8.B, HS.F-LE.2, HS.F-LE.5, MP7, MP8… 0, 3

# Jackie Robinson

…y hits and homeruns Jackie might have had if he had begun his MLB career at the age of 20. We also take a look at the value of his first baseball card and speculate how much the card will be worth in the future. See the activity, CCSS correlation and the trailer for “42” below. Remembering_Robinson.pdf For members we have an editable doc, an excel chart, and solutions. Remembering_Robinson.doc Robinson-data.xls Remembering_Robinson-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.3, 6.EE.9, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4, 8.F.4,… 0, 3

# Cost of light bulbs – updated!

…grade through high school. Students might also want to compare the costs of each bulb over time for various number of bulbs in their home using this interactive Desmos graphing application. LightBulbs2016.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.3, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 6.RP.3, 6.EE.1, 6.EE.9, 8.EE.8, HSF.IF.C.7.B, HSA.REI.C.6, HSA.CED.A.2 For members we have a Word docx, and Excel sheet with loads of data, and solutions and teacher suggestions below. LightBulbs2016.docx Bulbs2016.xlsx LightBulbs2016-solution.pdf Thanking… 0, 3

# At least the days are getting longer

…erstand the variability in our year of daylight hours. The activity: Daylength2017.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, solutions, and two Excel charts and graphs to show daylight change through just January and February and daylight changes throughout the year. Daylength2017.docx Daylength2017-solution.pdf daylength-Jan-Feb,2017.xlsx YearDaylength.xlsx CCSS: 4.MD, 5.MD, 6.RP, 6.EE, 6.SP, 7.RP, 7.EE, 7.SP… 0, 2

# World Cup rankings

…he team rankings are calculated in a pretty complex manner. How are the 32 teams selected? Students can explore the ranking formula and do their own calculations to rank teams. Does it all seem fair? The activity: Part-I-WorldCupRanking.pdf For members we have an editable docx and solutions. Part-I-WorldCupRanking.docx Part-I-WorldCupRanking-solution.pdf CCSS: 5.OA, 5.NBT, 5.NF.B, 6.NS.B, 6.EE, 6.SP, 7.EE, 8.F, 8.SP, HSA… 0, 2